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Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
of their unions slip away in the midwest. could it happen in california? >>> federal investigation into what caused a deadly crash involving a bay area bound amtrak train what we could learn in hours. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. >>> federal investigators expected to release who or what was to blame in day deadly amtrak crash. the national transportation safety board is holding a hearing now. in june of last year the california zephyr was bound from chicago tomorrow ville at a crossing a truck slammed into the train six killed, 70 injured. monitoring equipment indicate the train's whistle, crossing lights and guard all worked some witnesses say they didn't there are lawsuits against amtrak and union pacific. >>> talks resume this afternoon to end weeklong strike keeping crab fishermen out of the water. negotiations to end the dispute brock off yesterday. crab -- broke off yesterday. beateners were getting $3 a pound b
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
in the heartland of the united states. perhaps no place in america more closely associated with unions than the state of michigan. and today, thousands of union workers descended on the capital to protest a new law they believe could be an ominous signal for unions and worker paychecks everywhere. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: the anger boiling over. officers turning to pepper spray to control the crowd at least 10,000 deep. but it wasn't enough. michigan republican lawmakers approving landmark legislation, lifting the requirement that workers in unionized workplaces pay union dues. an army of officers have been guarding the governor's office all day. some of these demonstrators have been here since 5:00 this morning. the republican governor has signed the law. >> with a stroke of a pen, take our rights away. it's offensive. >> reporter: supporters call it right to work, but unions say it's nothing less than an effort to cut their bargaining power. less dues means less influence. the afl-cio says the average worker in right to work states earns $1,500 less than workers in states wit
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
christian is in union square with the celebration there. >> hello. i am here. and you are being entertained by her revel highness, but we don't want you to be a rebel. join us in our abc 7 share your holiday drive drive. -- food drive. you can come down here where we are and make a donation. easiest way is text your donation to 80077 there are seven ways to give on our web site which is abc 7.com. but first, let me bring in her blaine johnson. hi, blaine. >> hi. >> with san francisco and marin food banks and why is it so important to help out in this cause? >> i want to emphasize one in four people, one in four, are at risk of hunger in san francisco and marin. donations make a world of difference. >> even in an area like ours there are people that are hungry and need help. >> it's surprising if r.and people think this is a wealthy area and people don't need help. the people we see in lines every day certainly tell a different story. >> they do. thank you. you're doing great work here. we've raised 10,000s skpdz we need more. help us. seven ways to gismt i'll be back with more a little bit
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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
francisco at union square this morning it is amy hollyfield. now, we are kicking off the share your holiday food drive to let you know how you can help others in need during this season. bring your food down to us at the stations, we will take it and donate it to the proper places. also, if you come down and meet us in person, there's some prizes, ravel -- raffle prizes. 5:30, santana row, union square and here at broadway plaza in walnut creek. >>> you at home can take part in the food drive-by calling: 1-877-525-3775 or text feed to 80077 to donate $10. we'll be going back to mike as well as amy hollyfield and katie marzullo. >>> we are continuing to follow breaking news from the south bay, truck plowed into an apartment here is a live picture of that pick-up truck, police on scene abc7 news was first to report, a child was sleeping in bed when that pick-up truck slammed into the room. she is at the hospital now and we'll stay on top of this for you. >>> vicious crime in east bay neighborhood. frightening scene neighbors encountered as they ran into the street to answer a cry for help. >>
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
airlines approved a new labor contract. the union addressed -- announced results today saying 74% of the pilots voted to ratify the contract. pilots will pay pay raises and own 13% of the parent company, likely clearing the way with a merger with u.s. airway autos san francisco school officials invited america's toughest p1Ñ wria letter after denying them a chance to speak to their class in person. the sheriff happens to be in san francisco for a conference. he received a bundle of letters written in spanish from students that criticized his aggressive enforcement of immigration laws in phoenix. >> and i'm concerned about parents giving the wrong message to their kids. and even teacher asks schools. because this class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> arpio gained fame for making inmates wear pink under wear. >> fox con, parts supplier for apple is considering a u.s. expansion now that apple ceo said it will begin manufacturing products here in the united states. and housing employees and dorms have been working for unbearly long hours and apple has not revealed which produc
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Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
are being called to handle angry crowds that are expected to turn out. the bill would allow workers at union represented businesses opt-out of paying dues. critics say it is a way to break unions. supporters say it is good for workers and would attract businesses. union backers concede they have little chance of stopping the measure passed by the republican legislature and the governor it >>> a woman who spent six days stranded in the sierra snow is recovering from hypothermia that took her boyfriend's life. in a just released 911 recording, we hear reaction after she was found by her brother. >> reporter: days after her boyfriend's jeep got stuck on a snowy road, paula lane was found by her brother, gary acting on a hunch. - front loader to go looking for his missing sister. the resort was a mile down the road. >> the lady who was missing for days has just been brought in, in hypothermic condition. >> can you describe her condition? >> hypothermic, frostbite on the feet. right now we have her near the fire and wrapped in a blanket. >> reporter: the dispatcher learns that roderick clifton wh
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
from home to her school bus stop. >>> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle lee will be sentenced tomorrow. the sentence will require her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury convicted her of first-degree murder. that was in october. the nursing student went missing in may of last year and then her body was found in a remote canyon. prosecutors say esteban killed her in a rage over esteban's ex-boyfriend. >> coming up, new developments in egypt. the changes the embattled president says he will make, but will it be enough to ease tensions? and people in south africa are worried about the health of former president nelson mandela a day after he is hospitalized. we will have the >>> san bernardino police are investigating the fatal shooting of a student by police. the officers were called to an off-campus dormatory about a disturbance. investigators say they confronted a male student in the dorm hallway and that he put up a fight. police say they shot him when they feared for their own safety. one officer was checked at
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
here, santana row or union square in san francisco. we have four tickets to disneyland also oakland ballet nutcracker and 50 certificates valued at $125 each. come down, help me fill these empty barrels so we can have a great holiday season for everybody. >>> take part in the share your holiday food drive-by calling the number on your screen 1-877-525-3775 or text feed to 80077 to donate $10. >>> the pope sends his first tweet. what he's saying. >>> airline attendants are famous for being pleasant and friendly. why are some on one airline refusing to smile? >> this is a live look at the embarcadero, bay bridge, meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the storm. also update on your commute from sue. >>> good morning. we are waking to light showers around the bay area no airport delays. pretty stormy in parts of the southeast atlanta, northern florida and no delays yet. we are looking at some of the coldest air of the season headed our way. grab the heavier coat, high temperatures today only in the mid 50s, scattered showers throughout the day today. in fact, you are not seeing a shower
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
families. this is one of the spots where you can drop off items, union square in san francisco, beautiful tree there. we have a spot picked out for kristen and cheryl jennings. >> gorgeous, you can see it is not raining there now. live doppler tracking the storm hitting the bay area. meteorologist lisa argen will be back to tell us what to >>> good morning. a chilly, damp start. live doppler you can see we have showers around the bay the cold front hung up in the south bay colder air ushering in behind the system is bringing the light showers from the north bay into tiburon and richmond off the coast of the peninsula. further south wet weather from san jose to los gatos. if you are traveling no delays yet.arttv look at the eastern seaboard, the southeast from atlanta to northern florida looking kind of wet. you can see the front pushing through the rest of the bay. expect a few delays, give yourself extra time. it is going to be a chilly couple of days. >>> not going to stop the fun as we welcome folks to join us for our share your holiday food drive. >> it is in its 21st year. >> amy hol
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
. >> including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. >>> a legal landmark in michigan. once a union strong hold, the new measure that is dealing a serious blow to organized labor. >>> then call it the safety dance. the cop who is really busting a move or two. >> he's having fun on his job. i can appreciate that. >> getting low, getting low, getting low. i wonder if he has a sound track out there for him. or just his own tunes going on in his head. >>> but first, the white house is out with a strong reaction to north korea's successful test firing of a long-range ballistic missile. >> the obama administration calls the launch a highly provocative act that threatens regional security. the question now, does the threat extend to this country? >> reporter: in a breaking news broadcast, north korean television celebrated the regime's successful test of the long-range rocket from its launch site. it is the second attempt by the north koreans this year. last april, a similar test failed within minutes after takeoff. this time, the rocket traveled directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles no
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the american geo physical union. ebb and flow will continue to study the [oi moon until they crash into the surface of the moon this month. >> well, let's go outside and take a look at the sky. >> it's breaking up a little bit. sandhya patel is live.b3g4Ñ >> hi dan and cheryl. i have live doppler 7 to keep me head of the storm. it's dry out here, bewe do have low level moisture in the wake of the storm. so we're going to see some fog tonight into tomorrow morning commute. as look towards the bay you can see clouds starting to break up a little bit. checking out live doppler 7 hd still watching showers. veryf0zkykccppsÑÑi sunny day as head turning milder this weekend. here is a look at satellite radar. you can see a cold front came through and is now on the way out. high pressure building in. you can know what this means for your weekend. we're looking at a nice, dry pattern. tonight looking for possibility of residual showers, then, tomorrow morning we're looking at fog. you can see it 5:00 a.m. thursday, make sure you give extra time for morning commute. could be slow going. r
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
in san francisco to mark the beginning of hanukkah. another is sed scheduled in union square. the lighting semis will continue each day until december 15th. it's been a holiday tradition in union square since 1975. the first candle is lit to commemorate the victory of a small ban of fighters over the syrian army. >> a dining experience led women to be embarrassed. >> and a chilly night across the bay area. as we take a live look outside. we'll check in with meteorologist leigh glaser to meteorologist leigh glaser to find out if you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> ama: a pair of australian radio hosts who pulled off a royal
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
the festival of lights. we'll take you live to union square on the first night of hanukkah. a lot of people out there. >>> and after some rain during the week, it's a beautiful saturday. what is ahead? leigh glaser is up next with the forecast. >> mike: the heisman trophy handed out today two quarterbacks and a middle linebacker your finalists. man ty -- manti taio, johnny manziel, and collin klein anxiously awaiting >> removing a whale carcass from a southern california beach will be left if to mother nature. the 40,000-pound whale washed up on a beach in malibu. the beach is privately owned and no government agency will take action to remove the carcass. the remains will stay until time and mother nature take their toll. >>> scientists in the antarctic will explore a portion of the planet cut off from the rest of the world for 500,000 years. they set up a camp at a remote area to search for ancient life. this is video from the expedition. crews will drill through two miles of ice to reach the lake below. scientist hope to find species that can teach them about the earth's past climate. >> wha
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
locations, union square in san francisco. that's where dan and i will be. san tan uh row -- santana row in san jose. >> larry will be there. >> you can drop off food or cash donations anytime between 5:30 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening. >> if you can't make it to one of our sites, try it. you can call 1-877-525-3775. we will take your contribution over the phone or text the word feed to 80077 and donate $10 on your cell phone bill. it is a fun time of year and an important day. >> speaking of larry beil he is with us. >> tomorrow at broadway plaza we will do the donations and talk smith-kaepernick. we can do hours on that. and if you remember watching jason kidd while he was at cal, the jump shot was iffy. but he works at the craft. the kidd is king of new york. >>> good evening. the warriors will try to keep their perfect road trip going. it won't be easy facing the miami heat. jason kidd won the battle of new york for the knicks. the knickses and nets in oakland. they jumped out to an early 26-9 lead. joe johnson with three of his points. but they will claw his way back betw
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> hi eric, good morning. >> hi eric. we are here at union square having so much fun we've raised $1500 so far people are bringing groceries, money, there are seven ways for to you give. >> one is text, i did it this morning. type the number 80077 and the word feed and it is a $10 donation. you can do it too. >> fan out more on abc7news.com. we'll -- we'll be back to tell you more. >>> good morning. we are live from walnut creek festive atmosphere. if case you don't where we are broadway plaza look for the giant christmas tree. we've been here live since 4:30 this morning trying to raise awareness about hunger in the bay area. i know you want to give money or food. we've got goodies to give you this stuff from the food bank contra costa and solano county we have games for kids to play and our deejay. if that's not enough, abc7 is going to give away a few things, we are going to raffle off several prizes, we have three pairs of tickets to the san francisco ballet. if you donate $25 we'll put new a raffle for four ticket to disneyland. come down here to walnut creek we'll be here all day.
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform.
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
. >> american civil liberties union will ask organization of american states to investigate u.s. government for the way it treated convicted terrorist jose dill the aclu says he was -- jose little . the aclu says he was subjected to intimidation that amounted to torture. the watchdog group says the u.s. unfairly labeled padilla an enemy combatant. >>> new fbi report shows incidents of hate crime are going down, anti-gay violence is up. fbi says more than 6,000 hate crimes were reported to u.s. law enforcement last year, down 6% from the previous year. sexual orientation hate crimes went up to more than 1500 in 2011, increase of more than 2 1/2%. >>> in morning federal reserve has its eye on the fiscal live. new bonding program to support the economy. the plan is not a rescue option if there is no agreement on avoiding automatic tax hikes and spending cut nose deal. no outward progress between the white house and republicans now. >>> in morning the air force will conduct another test flight of new experimental space plane. the x-37b is being developed as an unmanned vehicle, engineers say it
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
. the legislation would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay those union fees. democrats met with the governor to urge a veto. and carollers gathered singing modified christmas songs in protest of the proposal. president obama said the legislation is about giving workers the right to work for less money. of course, the president enjoying a lot of support from the unions. if this does indeed happen, michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state. but governor rick schneider is backed by a full house and senate of republicans. so this could be easily passed. >> you're seeing a conservative movement to get a better handle on unions. and deal with them better. but the thing about michigan, it's considered to be the birthplace of the nation's modern labor movement. so if it happens there, it could happen in other states and put into motion a domino effect. we saw the wisconsin battle. ohio has dealt with these labor issues. so changing winds in the world of labor and michigan, if they go this way, that would be a big move here. some people argue it makes sense to give workers t
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
. the measure would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay union fees. president obama criticized the legislation, saying it's about giving workers the right to work for less money. the republican governor is backing the proposal. but democrats met with him yesterday to urge a veto. >>> protests are also expected in egypt today. the military in position near cairo's presidential palace, keeping an eye on opponents of president mohamed morsi. they, along with morsi supporters, are both staging massive marches today, ahead of saturday's vote, on a draft constitution. that referendum and morsi's power grab in the last month, set off the worst violence since last year's revolution. >>> also, breaking news this morning from south africa. we learned that former president nelson mandela is suffering from a recuring lung infection. doctors say the 94-year-old leader is responding to dreemt. mandela has been in the hospital since saturday. and until now, his medical condition had not been made public. >>> a new intelligence report is offering bold predictions about where the world is headi
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
from home to her school bus stop. >>> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student lee will be sentenced tomorrow. the sentence will require her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury quirked her of first-degree murder. the nursing student went missing in may of last year and then her body was found in a remote canyon. prosecutors say esteban killed her in a rage over esteban's ex-boyfriend. >>> coming up, in egypt the changes the embattled president says he will make but will it be enough to ease tension. and people worry about the health of former president nelson mandela a day after he was hospitalized. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nat
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
. >>> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle lee will be sentenced tomorrow. the sentence will require her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury convicted her of first-degree murder. that was in october. the nursing student went missing in may of last year and then her body was found in a remote canyon. prosecutors say esteban killed her in a rage over esteban's ex-boyfriend. >> coming up, new developments in egypt. the changes the embattled president says he will make, but will it be enough to ease tensions? and people in south africa are worried about the health of former president nelson mandela he has been >>> san bernardino police are investigating the fatal shooting of a student by state california police. the officers were called to an off-campus dormatory about a disturbance. investigators say they confronted a male student in the dorm hallway and that he put up a fight. police say they shot him when they feared for their own safety. one officer was checked at a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> and an amer
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
walgreens. >>> groups and the american civil liberties union objecting to government use of unmanned surveillance aircraft within the united states. >> this debate has now come to alameda county. why the sheriff's department wants one of the things, and why some object. >> opponents call them drones. the sheriff zbt doesn't like that term because of the military connotation perhaps, but for this story%3ls're going to call them unmanned military vaeks. this is the -- 31,000 unmanned aerial vehicle. neat machine according to critics. >> just the cutest toy i can imagine. >> susan told the supervisors she's opposed to the device, aclu attorney called it a threat to privacy. >> just because we walk out, walk outdoors sometimes doesn't mean we sur ren yernd the right to make sure the government doesn't collect and stockpile personalized information about our whereabouts. >> saying an inexpensive system is different than a sheriff's department. -- helicopter because of the low cost. aclu fears afford yablt will lead to abuse. and as for low cost cameras? they're on buildings, street lights
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
calling it an accident. >> the sounds of christmas could be heard throughout union square today. that is abc 7 news don san chess and sue hall joining in this celebrity ringing of the bells outside racy's this morning taking place every year to raise funz for salvation army services. this year's theme, rock the square, featuring a lunch concert with beatles and rolling stones cover bands. >> fun. and for a great cause, and wonderful weather. >> yes. >> this is just remarkable out there. >> yi. yes. sunny skies and clouds around. and then, it's cool into afternoon hours in spots. getting milder into the weekend. this is also good news. looking westward back over the bay, you can see there is lights with the holiday season on. you can get a clear view. here is a look at live doppler 7. showing little in the way of clouds around the bay area. we have some high, thin, widely scattered clouds and clear skies. and cool conditions, temperatures 55 degrees in san francisco. and san rafael. 50 in half moon bay. mid-50s in other locations around the bwn,w÷ area. these are the forecast fe
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Dec 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
of marriage act, defining the union as between a man and a woman. >> two mothers, or two fathers, will be okay. it will be just as good. this would be a catastrophe. >> reporter: even a new president wasn't sure. >> i've been going through an evolution on this issue. >> reporter: for most of the past decade, apose maigh but a dramatic change. more americans now, 37 to 43% supporting gay marriage. a trend the president then mirrored. earlier this year telling robin roberts he supported gay marriage. >> malia and sasha have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently. that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective. >> reporter: driven by younger americans, women, democrats. now nine states and the district of columbia allow same-sex unions. can public opinion drive the supreme court's decn? >> the justices are hum beings. they're oune the real question will be, do they want to be on the wrong side of history? >> reporter: an abc news poll less than a month a
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
don't have to pay union dues when working in a union shop. >>> more about the medical condition keeping former president mandela hospitalize. he is you ever something from a recovering lung infection and is responding to treatment. he has been in the hospital since saturday it >>> americans are drinking less milk. milk consumption down 30% since 1975 one dairy trade group is calling the drop a crisis and says it is not.9y sustainable. the reason clouds -- includes the growing popularity of -- [ unintelligible ] >>> proud san sis cans will not be happy to -- san franciscans will not be happy to learn that boston is the top city with sf second, seattle, vancouver and new york. san francisco stands out in environmental leadership around ialship edged -- and entrepreneurialship edged out by boston. >> continuing to follow breaking news car guess over cliff. >>> thousands -- thousands of dead squid washing ashore on a bay area beach. >>> new developments in the deadly jenni rivera crash. the reason the pilot and plane are the focus of the investigation. >>> live look at bay bridge to
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
today state governor signed a right to work legislation dealing a blow to organized labor unions signing a bill just hours after legislature passed measures as a chance of thousands of angry protestors filled the capitol. tj#m÷çr9hdas more. >> michigan republican controlled state legislature approved two controversial right to work bills today. protestors crowded state capitol. >> benefits will go down. it's going tojuÑww hurt small business and local business. it's just going to hurt michigan. >> issue is right to work allowing people to opt out of joining the union. the governor flip flopped saying it's labor and democrat to pass prop 2 in november. trying to put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. >> made the point to them to sfai you go forward with this, you're going to create an environment involving labor issues. and that is what happened. >> democrats in congress met with the governor, asking him to delay the issue. >> he has respongsibility as our leader of avoiding this cliff. it's not good enough we told him, for him to say he'd like to get this behind us. >
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Dec 12, 2012 1:05am PST
these three locations, union square in san francisco. that's where dan and i will be. san tan uh row -- santana row in san jose. >> larry will be there. >> you can drop off food or cash donations anytime between 5:30 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening. >> if you can't make it to one of our sites, try it. you can call 1-877-525-3775. we will take your contribution over the phone or text the word feed to 80077 and donate $10 on your cell phone bill. it is a fun time of year and an important day. >> speaking of larry beil he is with us. >> tomorrow at broadway plaza we will do the donations and talk smith-kaepernick. we can do hours on that. and if you remember watching jason kidd while he was at cal, the jump shot was iffy. but he works at the craft. the kidd is king of new york. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies a
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
the influence of organized labor in the state. hundreds of union workers had protested the legislation ahead of the governor's action. michigan joins 23 other states with so-called right-to-work laws. those laws ban requirements that nonunion employees pay union dues for negotiating contracts and other services. >>> well, drug smugglers have found a pretty creative new way to get contraband into the u.s. they use a gas-powered canon to shoot dozens of cans of marijuana across the mexican border into arizona. unfortunately for them, border patrol agents got to the drugs before their buddies. they picked up 85 pounds of pot. in all, worth more than 40,000 bucks on the streets. >> they're resourceful, to say the least. >> yep. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. another stormy day in florida, with heavy rain and gusty winds from miami to orlando. showers to the north spreading into the carolinas. light snow across north dakota, the northern rockies and the cascades. up to a foot of snow in the sierra nevada. rain along much of the pacific coast. >> a wet 44 in seattle. 52 in
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
now she wants heavy traffic in union square. >> that's because -- ♪ ♪ >> look at those familiar faces. >> don sanchez and sue hall ringing in the holiday season this morning at the 32nd annual celebrity ringing of the bells outside macy's. >> this year's theme is rock the square featuring a concert going on now. go out there and say hi. >>> just ahead, mike is going to introduce us to a new friend. >>> coming up at 3:00 on katie, million dollar ideas and then raising a stink in malibu the problem not sitting well with residents. at 5, warning signs to look for so you don't get taken in a car consignment scan as in the bay area did. those stories and more later today. >>> let's talk a little pure love with this friday's perfect pet. >> schnitzel the snoozer. >> nice to see you. -- always nice to see you. >> tell us about schnitzel,. >> schnitzel is 13 years old, still pepe although you might not see it now. now he's in coma mode. >> he's in love mode now. >> he's part of our home for the holidays program at the spca all our holiday-named pets, cats and dogs have their adoption fee waiv
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
was headed northbound into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed ln a jealous rage. >> two recent oakland homicide vices are being railroad. 16-year-old bobby sartane and 16-year-old racquel were shot and killed thanksgiving weekend. there -- police are still investigating the case. >> a house fire in hayward was quickly extinguished this morning. it took crews an hour to put out the fire. a family that lived there had recently moved out. there's no indication the five-was suspicious. >> falling off the fiscal cliff and what it could mean for your money and what you eat. >> and gearing up for the biggest day of the year. what's ahead if you're expecting a package this week. >> i'm meteorologist sandy patel. to record high temperatures today bu >> fans going to the 49ers today got a chance to
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Dec 10, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> this phaoeurpbg judge expected to sentence the union city woman convicted of killing michelle le. sentencing laws require giselle esteban to spend a minimum 25 years in prison after a jury convicted her in october. prosecutors say she killed le in a jealous rain. >>> new word that the pregnant duchess of cambridge has tan a dramatic turn. big announce -- has taken a dramatic turn and the big announcement that just came down on the deejays. >> reporter: australian radio network cancelled the show responsible for the prank targeting princess kate and they are expressing deep regret following the death of the nurse who took a call from the two. we know by now, the deejays impersonated the keen and prince charles. they received confidential details about -- about kate's condition from nurse jacintha saldanha three days later she was found dead=c"í= from an apparently suicide. they are speaking out an ing -- apologizing. >>> we are still trying to get our heads around everything trying to make sense of the situation. >> it was never meant to go that far it was men to be a silly prank that so many pe
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00am PST
of sunshine with union city come in at 62, as well as antioch, and about 61 in concord with mid-60s for watsonville. the accuweather seven-day forecast, warmer each day. fog overnight and in the early morning hours. slightly cooler on tuesday and a chance of showers, slight chance on wednesday. we're dry, though, thursday and friday. really we go from unextreme to another. >> sure do. wednesday, the day of the food drive but that's okay because we can be indoor inside the food banks and people can swing by with their donations, there will be all kinds of ways. it will not detour us. >> no, no way. >> thank you, lisa. coming up, the festival of lights begins. where you can se >> welcome back, everybody. take a look at the winning numbers from last night's megadrawing. nobody correctly picked all six numbers so tuesday night's jackpot is estimated to be $27 million. >> holiday lights take center stage in san carlos. take a look at this beautiful celebration. a snowfall captured the crowd's attention as the festivities got underway at laura and cherry streets last night. the crowd was
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
to abc7news.com/community. many of us will be out there cheryl and i will be in san francisco at union square all morning. the weather hopefully -- >> i was going to say rain or shine. >> nothing is going to dammen -- dampen our spirits maybe our hair. >> i'll be at walnut creek it will be dry there. a little drier faster wednesday still looking like tuesday night into wednesday a chance of wet weather. 5:17 from vollmer peak towards san francisco, it looks clear right now. live doppler 7 hd radar and satellite, we don't have radar returns and we don't have clouds, definitely gives you an idea now dry the air mass is sitting on top of us this among. we are 41 in santa rosa and fairfield mid to upper 40s livermore concord, antioch, napa, 60 oakland for the warm spot, 53 san francisco, 57 half moon bay, low to upper 40s monterey bay and inland gilroy 41. sunny today, warmest afternoon this week. light rain tuesday into wednesday, back side of that system cooler, 50s for highs wednesday through the weekend. mid 60s south bay today san jose and los gatos 66. mid 60s peninsula. half moon ba
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
have no suspect and no motive. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing today. laws require giselle esteban to spend a minimum of 25 years after a jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. prosecutors say esteban killed le in a jealous rage. >>> sheriff's dive team and coast guard hope conditions today will allow them to resume searching waters off mare island for a missing worker. he was last seen saturday on a tugboat next to a ship that he and a friend were restoring. throughouts believe the retired mechanical engineer fell overboard. his friend found his truck all loaded up and ready to leave. a lit in the tugboat was still on the door was open. >>> the driver's license belonging to jenni rivera has been recovered from the crash site where her plane went down over the weekend. this video shows rivera's california driver's license it appears to be partially melted. the 43-year-old singer was best known for -- six others were onboard, no one survived, leave a comment on faceb
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> and a major blow to union rights in michigan. republican lawmakers there have pushed through right-to-work bills. hundreds of activists stormed the capitol, protesting the legislation, which would ban unions from requiring employees to pay fees. >>> and a frightening scene for holiday shoppers this morning. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. >>> we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. there were some baby steps ye
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
stoneridge mall light to moderate rain now that streps towards north of union city 880 to toe road light to moderate rain, cross over dumbarton bridge north of bay road towards redwood city, jefferson avenue heavier rain, belmont, san mateo, burlingame, all wet, light in the south bay. heaviest rain moving through now and will be moving through until 8:00 then rain in the south bay until noon, scattered showers for the rest of us, towards the forecast, dry tomorrow through tuesday. >>> live shot of san rafael, camera facing in the northbound direction 101 out of novato past lucas valley road in the marin ymca on the right traffic busy but moving light rain we had the he rain this morning fog up and over the waldo grade one of the heavier commutes 80 westbound from highway 4 right now still have activity on the shoulder before university with earlier accident blocking a lane there you can look at about an hour drive from the carquinez into the macarthur maze. south 1 he would 1 before cesar chavez "sig alert" lifted -- slow off of the bay bridge in san francisco, bumper-to-bumper eastboun
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. the justices will also decide whether states have the power to ban gay marriage. and 30 states have laws that do just that. it's been a breathtaking year of change on the issue. president obama, in a switch from 2008, announced his support for gay marriage in a may interview with abc's robin roberts. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: on election day last month, voters approved gay marriage at the ballot box for the first time, after dozens of defeats, when maine, maryland and washington state legalized it. but now, it all comes down to the nine justices of the supreme court, and they are generally conservative on social issues, though they're closely divided. for opponents of gay marriage, the very fabric of our society is at stake. >> the fundamental reason why marriage is treated as a public institution rather than a purely private relationship is because it serves the interest of society and the interest of child
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00am PST
. in san francisco's union square, huge crowd saw the lighting of the candle on a menorah. hanukkah celebrates the victory of an outnumbered jewish army over the syrians in the second century bc. >> the salvation army is teaming with 19 wal-mart stores in the south and east bay to make it a hap you're holiday season for local children in need. today's fill the truck toy drive supports the salvation army's christmas eye assistance program. >> time to check in on sports with mike shumann, and some high school football. >> mike: high school football. a little bit of everything. de la salle put another trophy in their front lobby. winning the cif championship, and we'll have >> mike: we kick off with a little high school football. de la salle against folsom in sacramento, and oncest was no contest. de la salle one of the best teams in the country. 4:00 in, it's punched in from three yard out. second quarter, fourth and ghoul. chris williams, fines barkley. 28-7 spartsed. third quarter, vitali again, third td of the game and the rout is not over. velasco hat two t.d.s, this one splitting
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
a little of that yesterday in the bay area with rallies organized by move on and labor unions calling on the president to stand firm against cuts to social security and medicare. as our abc 7 news political analyst explains inside game is taking place behind closed doors between high-level staffers on both sides, crunching numbers and floating possible compromises. >> i think the feeling today is that more hopeful but still guardedly cautious. >> he says there are so many options from doing nothing to reaching a grand bargain to just muddling through. muddling through is the most-likely and it would mean tax cuts for the middle class will be extended and rates for the wealthy will go up.[çift and after the first of the year, president and republican-led house will be fighting again, this time over raising the debt ceiling. the president has been trying to pull that debt ceiling deadline into any agreement but that would require sort of a megadeal. at this point a muddled deal more likely. there is that talk that the end of the year deadline everybody is talking about could be pushed
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets. he was caught in a sting operation in february, last year with guilty plea, he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. >> santa clara county board president wril have to immediately pay back nearly $13,000 after using his taxpayer funded credit cards for personal expenses. our media partner has obtained a scathing internal audit revealing supervisor wrapped up $36,000 in questionable charges in taking office in 2009. they include car rentals, and stays at casino hotel autos still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 net flix signs a deal with disney. >> arnold schwartzeneggar taking three? he fought global warming. >> later let speculation begin. >>> positive news now on the housing front. home prices posted their biggest jump in more
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
in the east bay. 62 in oakland and union city and inland east bay. sim already range. low 60s. nearçç5m monterey bay, see the clouds lingering longer there. still a partly sunny day. here is the accu-weather forecast. nice day for the raiders game tomorrow against broncos. thursday night football here on abc 7. notice we start to warm up over the weekend. mid-60s not only inland but on the coast by sunday. carrying into next week. >> nice. >> lovely forecast. >> nice period to dry out. >> coming up, jay-z may be a world famous multi millionaire but he's sharing a humbling experience. his story is ahead. >> who is the most overpaid movie star in hollywood? in los angeles, find out who tops the list, which heart throb is taking a break from acting next. >> taking a look at traffic bridge, things moving smoothly, a big recovery from horrible traffic accident there earlier today. stay with us. abc 7 news >> you think everybody knows jay-z, right is in the famous rapper rode new york subway to a concert met a woman admitted she had no idea who he was. check out this documentary video jay-z p
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am PST
it urgently needs volunteers to look after these cute puppies and kittens you can check them out at union square. people adopted more than 300 pet the holiday windows last year. this year, adoptions are down by 15 to 20%. spca says even a two hour volunteer shift would be a huge help. >>> the time when cities and towns around the world are hosting tree-lighting ceremonies in south florida one tree is made out of san . the -- out of sand. the tree was lit last night it took sand sculptures five days to create the 400 ton mass -- masterpiece. that looks cool. >> that's what it is outside now, cool. >> or even cold >> thankfully no frost yet, 30s in some others, good morning by the afternoon 50s and 60s temperatures close to where we should be for this time of the year this is just the beginning of a warming trend that is going to put us in the 60s and 70s over the weekend. if you are traveling today, check out doppler across the state, dry, we'll have 50s and 60s in most areas 74 l.a., 82 palm springs. tahoe will be making snow mother nature not providing any. today 51 dropping to 47 tomorr
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
of the menorah is lit to commemorate the small band of fighter of the army. it will take place in union square where the first candle of the 25-foot menorah will be lit. others occur at the square at 5 carolyn tyler 30 and the mass sonic center at 8:00. coming up next at six, a skateboarder is killed in a crosswalk. it was one of two deadly accidents yesterday in the east bay. and a neighborhood on watch after at least two sexual assaults. you will see the suspect police need to find. in the news this sunday morning a pipe bomb goes off in a mailbox in the east bay and a witness description of the car of the suspect. plus traffic is stopped for hours in concord after a driver hits and kills a skateboarder. police are still investigating if the driver was at fault. good morning, everyone.
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
tonight. in san francisco's union square, huge crowd saw the lighting of the candle on a menorah. hanukkah celebrates the victory of an outnumbered jewish army over the syrians in the second century bc. >> the salvation army is teaming with 19 wal-mart stores in the south and east bay to make it a hap you're holiday season for local children in need. today's fill the truck toy drive supports the salvation army's christmas eye assistance program. >> time to check in on sports with mike shumann, and some high school football. >> mike: high school football. a little bit of everything. de la salle put another trophy in their front lobby. winning the cif championship, and we'll have good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> mike: we kick off with a little high schoo
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
to stop the violence is for people to come forward and tell police what they know. the union city woman convicted of killing michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state sentencing laws require her to spend 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury convicted her. they say le was killed in a jealous rage. ?oi a community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided us with these images showing what vandals did to the transmitter site. they discovered the damage this morning. the vandalism has knocked them off their position at 89.5. 1k3* it is not the first time somebody has targeted the station. >> three times over the summer, and now it is the fall , is definitely something they are trying to target. >> last year someone sprayed racist words on the studios in vallejo. the station calls itself the voice of vallejo and markets to the bay area's african-american community. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may soon rise. a board of supervisors committee will hear a proposal that would force la
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
this is walnut creek, mike nicco is here. we have people at union square where amy hollyfield is and kristen sze and cheryl jennings will be there later. katie marzullo is in san jose. it is so easy to drop off nonperishable goods in the barrel or cash to help out this holiday season. once again, our shear the holiday food drive, or textíímÑ- tech the word feed to 80077 to donate $10 to the cause. now back to "good morning america." >>> darwin the monkey in happier times. there he is, brushing his teeth. that was -- josh is making me crack up right now. that was all before he went to ikea, got lost. i meant to crack you up. but i did it to myself. >> toond me, too. >> we were discussing for six minutes how we were going to get through that. and we failed. >> we failed. but we're going to have all the latest on darwin and what is next for him, after he's been taken into custody after that runaway. good morning, everyone. >> happy wednesday. >>> well, you know who's going to keep us all in line. barbara walters is here. she's going to tell us who made her list of the most fascinating people of
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
week, michigan, the fifth highest unionization rate, and the fifth highest unemployment rate in the country, may become the 24th right to work state. my suggestion, matt, wall street, main street, and all the rest, i'll know that the republican party is on the way back when they have a good sense from breaking up the biggest bans. >> absolutely. i don't know whether the gop sold to wall street or vice versa in this last election. but clearly, wall street tends to be relatively democratic in the past. now it's that close to the republican party right now. >>> meanwhile, at the same time, we got front page of "new york times" this morning, look at it right here, hillary clinton, 2016, all of her choices hinge on that. we also did a poll at abc news, this week, 57% of the country right now would support hillary clinton for president. james carville, of course, you worked closely with her for many years, it's safe to say that no one knows what she's going to do, the point is, every decision she makes now, she has to look at it through the prism of that bigger decision. right? >>
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. important news and good news. everyone's been waiting for the housing market to take off since the collapse in 2008. now, we're learning that home prices jumped 6.3% in october, compared to the same time last year. that's the biggest year-to-year gain since 2006. now, prices rose in 45 states, led by a 21% jump in arizona and a 13% rise in hawaii. and according to the national association of realtors, they say the number of homes available right now, the lowest level in ten years. these are great numbers, josh, that's helping to increase demand along with historically low mortgage rates. finally some good news. >> some
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
'm kristen sze. the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing this morning. the law requires a minute number -- a minimum of 25 years. >>> warmer than average by four to eight degrees. it going to be in the 60s everywhere low 60s antioch and richmond to upper 60s santa rosa 68°. tonight 30s and 40s inland, 40s and 50s elsewhere. a chance of rain tomorrow night through wednesday morning. >>> grind san jose 280 north up towards cupertino earlier accident gone slow and go behind the bay bridge toll metering lights on tprafp fix backed beyond the maze. accident south 280 at announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from the film "les miserables," hugh jackman. and host of the new show "take it all" howie mandel. plus a performance from richard marx as we kick off our holiday hits week. all next on the emmy-award winning "live." [captioning made possible by [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television]
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